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How to overcome oily skin and cystic acne after I shifted to a tropical climate?

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Answered by

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At June 10, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am concerned about my skin. Previously, I was staying in a cold place, and now I have been shifted to a place with tropical climate. My face started to become oily as there was excessive sebum production it started becoming uneven. I was taking oral Doxt-SL antibiotic and applying Clindamycin on my face but it was showing no effects. So I visited a dermatologist and she prescribed a Salicyclic based face wash and Sotret 8 mg. From the next day, my face started to have tiny bumps. Now cystic acne has also developed over the face. Now, my doctor has advised me to Azithral 500 mg three days a week for four weeks. I want to ask how to treat my skin better. Please help.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Rajesh Jain


I appreciate that you have chosen icliniq.com for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care.

I would recommend you follow a few things,

  1. Wake up early and go for a morning walk regularly till good sweat.
  2. Take salads and fruits more.
  3. Take plenty of water daily.
  4. Use natural herbal face wash.

I would say consult your dermatologist first and then,

  1. Stop salicylic acid face wash.
  2. Start applying Elovera cream (Aloe extract, Vitamin E Acetate, white soft paraffin) twice a day.
  3. Take Cap Doxt-SL (Doxycycline and lactobacillus sporogens), twice a day on the first day and once every day from the second day onwards.
  4. Tab Allegra (Fexofenadine) 120 mg, one per day for seven days
  5. Later, take tablets of Purim (neem and turmeric) or Amypure (Goliy and neem) two tablets three times a day for 12 weeks to clear it completely.

Thank you.

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Dr. Rajesh Jain

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